How to Effectively Handle Bad Faith Claims: A Practical Guide
Over the last several years, there had been a surge of bad faith insurance lawsuits in the U.S. Policyholders would typically use bad faith claims and extra-contractual allegations against their insurers in high-stakes risk litigations as seen in previous cases.
Bad faith claims are often complex and require arduous attention and work. Without a know-how of its nature and how to deal with it, insurers will most likely be left with hefty penalties. The complexity of such claims must, therefore, involve an efficient resolution strategy that will effectively handle the issues.
In this LIVE Webcast, insurance coverage experts Michelle Burton (Shoecraft Burton, LLP) and Edward J. Currie, Jr. (Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in bad faith claims. Listen as our speakers discuss effective practices in handling bad faith claims and present the important issues surrounding this significant topic.
- Bad Faith Claims – An Overview
- Trends and Developments
- Punitive Damages in Bad Faith Claims
- Issues and Challenges
- Effective Practices
Michelle Burton, Managing Partner
Shoecraft Burton, LLP
Edward J. Currie, Jr., Shareholder
Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.
- Evaluation of the law suit/ 1st party/ 3rd party
- Tools to assess exposure and damages
- Raising appropriate defenses
- Focusing discovery
- Options for resolution
Who Should Attend:
- Insurance Lawyers
- Insurance Brokers
- Insurance Agencies
- Insurers and Policyholders
- In-house Counsel
Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance coverage, bad faith defense, insurance defense, professional liability, and regulatory compliance. Ms. Burton has obtained numerous jury trial defense verdicts for her clients against multi-million dollar claims throughout California. In addition to her trial practice, Ms. Burton is a Certified Appellate Specialist and has authored and argued numerous appeals addressing insurance-related matters including the leading case on rescission in California.
She has served as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (2018) and has been recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in Civil Litigation (2015-2020), Super Lawyer (2018-2020), Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer (2018) and in Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards (2018). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor open to only one percent of lawyers, for her commitment to the legal profession and her community.
Michelle Burton is the Managing Partner of Shoecraft ♦ Burton LLP, a boutique civil litigation firm specializing in complex insurance …
Known as Ned to his friends and clients, Mr. Currie has been practicing law in the State of Mississippi since graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. In addition to eight years of teaching as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, Mr. Currie’s practice has run the gamut of insurance defense matters. He has served on the faculties of the International Association of Defense and Corporate Counsel Trial Academy, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and Trial Academies of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.
Mr. Currie has forty years’ experience in the courtroom and has tried over one hundred seventy five cases to verdict. His practice covers the range of insurance defense matters, including numerous significant cases in the fields of large loss and complex insurance coverage claims and bad faith. He is a frequent lecturer locally and nationally on insurance topics and has published articles on insurance coverage issues.
Known as Ned to his friends and clients, Mr. Currie has been practicing law in the State of Mississippi since …
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About Shoecraft Burton, LLP
Shoecraft ♦ Burton, LLP is a multi-practice boutique civil litigation firm that provides proactive, cost-conscious and aggressive legal services tailored to its clients’ goals. The firm practices throughout California and its lawyers are not just litigation specialists but litigation strategists experienced in all aspects of litigation and the appellate process. Shoecraft ♦ Burton, LLP lawyers possess an unmatched ability to anticipate legal hurdles upfront and design a litigation plan to overcome them as they successfully maneuver through the pitfalls of litigation.
About Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A.
The attorneys of Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A., handle a variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the State of Mississippi. The firm regularly defends cases involving personal injury, property, casualty, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, matters pertaining to health care facilities and civil rights actions against local municipalities and counties, as well as matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith claims. The firm also represents clients in defense of employment and discrimination cases.
The firm has 17 attorneys with offices in Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi, and is listed in the top ten firms in the state with the most pending cases in state and federal courts. The firm is exclusively an insurance defense firm with vast trial experience in all areas of casualty, throughout the State. Also, given the firm's heavy involvement in the defense of medical cases, it has the expertise and the contacts necessary to defend complex medical causation issues even when the liability issues are adverse to their clients. Additionally, the firm has a reputation for its willingness to try a case.